The day after Thanksgiving, let the Christmas season begin in Santa Cruz
By Terri Woods – Selling Real Estate in Santa Cruz, Aptos, Capitola, Watsonville, La Selva Beach and North Monterey County
I know it is not officially Christmas season yet. We have not even eaten our Thanksgiving Turkey.
But there are so many activities you won’t want to miss beginning the day after Thanksgiving. In fact, Santa is going to be very very busy, keeping up with his schedule. Here are a few places that he is going to be next week.
The strange thing is, where is Santa’s sleigh?
Saturday – Surfin’ Santa at Capitola Beach
Here comes Santa Claus. Here comes Santa Claus…but not in a sled but by a canoe. A what? Yes, you heard right. Surfin’ Santa will arrive this Saturday by an outrigger canoe. This is a MUST GO event. Bring your camera and your smile, because you want to be good for Santa.
Where: Capitola Beach, Capitola Village, CA
When: Saturday, November 30, 2013 at NOON
Visit http://www.capitolachamber.com/events/calendar/ for more information.
For those of you who want to make a memory, visit the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and catch a ride on the
Beginning Friday, November 29, 2013, the Holiday Lights Train will have a very very special visitor… someone who has a long white beard, twinkly eyes, and shakes when he laughs like a bowl full of jelly (HINT: Santa Claus).
In addition to the train, take a walk down the decorated boardwalk while sipping on hot cider, and listening to Christmas carols. Play mini-golf or laser tag at Santa’s Kingdom at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Where: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
When: November 29, 30, December 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 & 23
TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED FOR TRAIN RIDE
Boardwalk is FREE. Activities on Boardwalk vary in prices.
BRING A CAN OF FOOD as a donation to the Food Bank and bowl a game for free.
Visit http://beachboardwalk.com/events/ for more information.
Take the whole family out and cut down your own Christmas tree at Crest Ranch, California’s oldest Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Farm. The ranch is even open on Thanksgiving, if you want to start a NEW family tradition.
Crest Ranch is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the Christmas season.
For more information, visit http://www.crestranch.com/
And one more thing to do, beginning the day after Thanksgiving is enjoy wonderful Christmas lights.
This website features homes throughout California with the biggest and brightest Christmas lights and yard displays. Type in your city and see addresses and even a map of homes in your area.